GSSM has a very active robotics community. Annually, students compete in FTC FIRST Tech Challenge tournaments to test their skills and see how they stack up against their competition. Stay tuned for their progress in this year's competition!

What is FTC?

FTC is designed for students in grades 7-12 to compete head to head, using a sports model. Teams are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages. Teams, including coaches, mentors and volunteers, are required to develop strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. Awards are given for the competition as well as for community outreach, design, and other real-world accomplishments.

About Team 772

GSSM's FIRST Tech Challenge Team 772, Caveman with Rock, is a student-led robotics team. The robotics class at GSSM allows students to participate in this competition. Students unable to take the robotics class can participate on the team as an extracurricular activity.

Open Sourced Code
The code GSSM's Team 772 wrote for their robot is available to anyone.

FIRST Tech Challenge Engineering Notebook
Documentation of Team 772’s progress throughout the entire process of brainstorming, designing, prototyping, fabricating, problem solving, and refining the team’s robot.

Outreach Efforts:

  • FIRST Lego League Workshop with Carolina Elementary School conducted during January Interim
  • Scrimmage held at the GSSM for all FTC teams in South Carolina
  • Helped FRC team 5063 with code